Peter Travers

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For 2,450 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 King Kong
Lowest review score: 0 Untraceable
Score distribution:
2,450 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The specter of war haunts Cold Mountain, but you remember it for the heat of its romantic yearning and the mysteries that wrap themselves around you until you're lost in another world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Altman, showing the ardor and assurance of a master, pulls us into his film with seductive power. You won't want to miss a thing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Hits hardest when it bypasses sentiment to ponder the inextricable mix of love and pain that comes with the ties that bind.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Wolfgang Petersen puts such a fresh spin on the familiar that it all works like gangbusters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Chases so many ideas that it threatens to spin out of control. But with our multiplexes stuffed with toxic Hollywood formula, it's a gift to find a ballsy movie that thinks it can do anything, and damn near does.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    LaBute achieves a bracing originality by observing human folly as a means to understand rather than condemn. Love or hate his films, LaBute is one of the most challenging filmmakers to emerge in years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This little-hyped thriller emerges as a dark-horse winner by reminding us of how pleasurably exciting a popcorn movie can be when it's populated by actors who are in it for more than an exorbitant fee.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own even if you never heard of author J.K. Rowling and her young wizard hero.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keep "Survivor" and "Fear Factor," and give me this spellbinding mind teaser, the ultimate game for movie buffs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fanaticism is Dannelly's target, not faith. That's what makes his film a keeper: It sticks with you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's one for the time capsule.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Moore has marshaled what's on the record and off into a stinging indictment of where we're going. In a multiplex filled with Hollywood cotton candy, we need him more than ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You can't shut the door on this spellbinder. It gets into your head.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    If you've forgotten the kick you get from watching a globe-trotting, butt-kicking, whiplash-paced action movie done with humor, style and smarts, take a ride with The Bourne Supremacy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight as she joins fellow misfit Romy (a deliciously funny Mira Sorvino).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No crime film in years boasts a cooler vibe than Michael Mann's dazzling Collateral.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The ending -- a more devastating surprise than "The Village" could manage -- caps eighty sweat-job minutes of imaginative, jolting suspense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Darroussin is killer good and director Cedric Kahn turns Georges Simenon's seminal novel into a darkly comic spellbinder that pins you to your seat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Throbs with action, suspense and a seductive rhythm all its own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing look at an asthmatic, rich-boy medical student in the act of discovering his insurgent spirit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a film that defies description. I'd call it some kind of miracle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable.

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